his horns shall be of the same;
that is, made of the same wood as the altar itself and so may lead to observe the like things: or "upwards out of it" F2, the altar; prominent from it, as the Arabic version, and so the sacrifices could be bound to them, ( Psalms 118:27 ) :
and thou shalt overlay it with brass;
with plates of brass, that it may endure the fire, and preserve the wood from being burnt with it; this may denote not only the brightness, lustre, and glory of Christ, like the shining brass, but his great strength in bearing the sins of his people, and all the punishment due unto them, even the fire of divine wrath, without being consumed by it. Jarchi observes, that it was overlaid with brass, because it was to make atonement for the impudence of the forehead, which is as brass, ( Isaiah 48:4 ) .